REPOSTED from WNEP.COM

While much of the world is watching the New York City Marathon this weekend, you may be interested to know that our area is playing a role.

Newswatch 16’s Ryan Leckey was in New York City’s Central Park on Friday.

He offered a behind the scenes look at the finish line and highlighted the impact WNEP’s Ryan’s Run Team will have on the World’s Biggest Marathon this Sunday, November 5.

Fifty area runners will represent our charity team in the TCS New York City Marathon, a 26.2-mile journey throughout the city’s five boroughs.

Plus, meet some runners from the Philippines who are supporting our cause.

WNEP’s Ryan’s Ryan benefits kids and adults with disabilities served by Allied Services.

To track our charity team in Sunday’s race head here!

To learn more about the background behind WNEP’s Ryan’s Run, click here!

Take a look behind the scenes of the TCS New York City Marathon with the Race Director and President Peter Ciaccia.